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Cayman Islands National historic site located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea

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Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town.

At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James.

In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage.

Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history.

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  •   This is a terrific place to get to know the history of Grand Cayman. Very entertaining & it has the best prices at any gift shop on the island. If... read more

    thumb RML808
    10/13/2018

      We visited here while we were in Grand Cayman and LOVED IT. We love historic sites and history so we found this to be a great place to visit. Our... read more

    thumb Sarah C
    10/13/2018

      We enjoyed reading about the history of the Island of Grand Cayman and about the families that occupied this castle. Well worth the visit and price.

    thumb Pam M
    4/23/2018
  •   Good first stop on our trip, friendly staff, gave us some insight on the island and families who lived there.

    thumb Loran J
    9/18/2018

      We had friends and family visiting from out of town so we took a family trip to the site. If the views do not blow you away, you will be... read more

    thumb Dani B
    11/12/2018

      Ms. Trisha did an outstanding tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about St. Pedro, and the Caymans and their culture. She really took time to answer all our questions. We highly... read more

    Terrisue60
    8/30/2019
  •   If you love history, you'll enjoy going into this beautiful old home and the other structures on the grounds. The coolest thing about it was that few things were off... read more

    thumb _nancypff
    6/05/2019

      This is the oldest building on the Island and it is immaculate. Standing in it’s beautiful grounds which are so well maintained and lovely to explore. Excellent presentation of its... read more

    alseward53
    1/24/2020

      Loved this historical site. The building was well preserved and the grounds were striking ( you can see why they built the house there ) We took the guided tour... read more

    thumb Islandbrother
    8/27/2018
  •   The house and the property are definitely something fantastic to see here on Grand Cayman. Beautiful, well maintained and groomed. The house has been reconstructed and refurbished back... read more

    thumb lexmiller
    2/13/2019

      We enjoyed the film and the tour of this historic site. It is nice to learn some of the history of Cayman. The 3 colors of mahogany wood... read more

    thumb BeachGirlVA
    6/06/2019

      Trish was great. My wife and I visited after a hard morning rain and were the only visitors. Trish treated us like family and gave us a more than detailed... read more

    thumb Paradise457879
    9/14/2018
  •   Stacy, our guide was so amazing I do not have words! More information than the presentation from that guy! He’s amazing and I LOVED HIM! He is so helpful!!! The... read more

    thumb DAWN G
    6/15/2018

      Very nice historic presentation! Beautiful grounds! The rum tasting was great! This is a fun tour for the whole family. From the Wyndham Reef & Morritt's there is a shuttle... read more

    thumb fasturn2012
    5/19/2019

      We always like to take our kids to a place where they can learn about the history of where we were staying. We passed this spot like 10x, as we... read more

    kellyv178
    1/03/2020
  •   Great way to start your island visit with a bit of history!! Enjoyed it tremendously! Starts out with a movie/stage area that depicts the early life and then move on... read more

    thumb dsherman03
    6/07/2018

      I learned a lot about the island and we had the best time learning the culture and history from Trisha, She was so great and spectacular presentation. She will keep... read more

    thumb smoke4x4
    11/08/2018

      Stacy, a docent, is a hidden treasure at the Pedro St. James. He’s related to the founding family, The Edens, and a wealth of knowledge as a result. ... read more

    Blackdog2008
    8/06/2019
  •   A great place to visit. Pedro St James has been restored beautifully giving a real feel for the history of the place. There is also a great exhibition giving an... read more

    henflor
    8/07/2019

      Interesting to hear and understand the history of the castle. Beautifully restored and an amazing back drop for a wedding. Tour guide fell a little short and was not so... read more

    candiceo2015
    7/12/2019

      This historical site was fascinating and our tour guide Trisha really made it even better. It takes about 15 minutes to get there by bus, really a small friendly van,... read more

    thumb Cruiser255847
    10/18/2018
  •   A great place to visit. Pedro St James has been restored beautifully giving a real feel for the history of the place. There is also a great exhibition giving an... read more

    OLFSRETEP
    8/05/2019

      One of the main sites to visit in the area. Very informative guide to site starting with an audio-visual presentation. Then walk round house (18th century plantation house that went... read more

    thumb PhilipLeic
    5/21/2018

      Debbie Bodden took us on a tour of the house that lasted about an hour I think. It was not very busy. The tour of the residence, ground... read more

    thumb BN372
    1/09/2019
  •   Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Pedro Saint James. Miss Trisha, our tour guide, is a jewel and so knowledgeable about the history of the house and the Cayman Islands. The... read more

    thumb caroline2372017
    1/27/2019

      Our tour of the historic Cayman Islands landmark of Pedro St James was outstanding. Our tour guide, docent Tricia, was highly knowledgeable of the history of facility and her recollection... read more

    thumb onebiokid
    9/15/2018

      We visited early on a Saturday before any of the cruise ships had docked for the day and were the only people there. All the staff were extremely welcoming and... read more

    thumb Will M
    7/14/2018
  •   We enjoyed the tour as part of a cruise excursion. Our guide was a descendant of one of the original families and was very knowledgeable of the history. He made... read more

    earld450
    6/20/2019

      The site was a beautiful and awesome view. The tour guide was terrible. Older gentlemen that rambled a no one was paying attention...he seemed to know a lot... read more

    Jabby B
    10/07/2019

      Pedro St. James was not on our original list of things to see but we had time one day and we are so glad we stopped by. We decided... read more

    thumb Sue F
    10/26/2018

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305 Savannah Pedro Castle Rd.
Grand Cayman
KY1-1501 Cayman Islands
tel: (345) 947-3329
email: info@pedrostjames.ky

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NATIONAL ATTRACTIONS CLOSED TO PUBLIC INDEFINITELY

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – March 21, 2020

The Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is announcing the temporary closure of its attractions starting Monday 23rd March.

The closure is in strict adherence to the guidelines published in the Public Health (Control and Suppression of Covid-19) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 on Friday (20th March).

“The Board has been monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and in response to the latest announcements by Government officials, made the decision to close the attractions indefinitely,” said Patrick Thompson, TAB Director.

The TAB is responsible for managing the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park; the National Historic Site, Pedro St. James; the Cayman Craft Market and the Hell Geological Site.

For information on the TAB or its agencies please email marketing@tab.ky, call 949-6999 or visit the website www.tab.ky and it social media sites (below).

https://www.facebook.com/TourismAttractionBoard
https://www.facebook.com/pedrostjames
https://www.facebook.com/QEIIBotanicPark/
https://www.facebook.com/caymancraftmarket/
https://www.facebook.com/hellgeologicalsite
https://www.instagram.com/tourismattractionboard/
https://www.instagram.com/pedro_st.james/
https://www.instagram.com/qeiibotanicpark/
https://www.instagram.com/craftmarket.ky/
https://www.instagram.com/hell_geological_site/